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May 3, 2014 5:00am PDT
.s. consulate in benghazi libya in 2012. speaker john boehner is forming a select committee to investigate disclosures this week that show the add min strigs misled the american people. mark al enter the in our washington bureau with more. >> reporter: good morning. speaker john boehner as recently as last month saw no reason for such a high-profile committee, but changed his mind this week and announced it just hours after a different house committee subpoenaed secretary of state john kerry to testify. the rapid fire kerry subpoena in special select committee announcement on friday capped off a week that saw the release of a previously unseen white house e-mail written by deputy national security adviser ben rhodes. it was sent in the days after the 2012 attack which killed u.s. ambassador chris stephens and three other americans. republicans call the e-mail a smoking gun that shows the white house wrongly blamed an anti-islamic video, putting, they say, political damage control over the facts. >> none of them think it's a video. none of them. the military the ci
FOX News
May 3, 2014 2:00am PDT
-related terrorist groups in libya. they used those american-provided weapons to get rid of gadhafi. and then the bloodshed didn't discontinue, but it culminated in the attack upon the consulate in benghazi which resulted in the death of american heroes. so the failure of obama's policy was that the weapons and the material aid that was given to al qaeda resulted in the death of these four american heroes. >> let me play for you, and i mention november 28th of 2012. this is a similar statement made by jay carney may 8th, 2013 saying that the white house's only involvement with the talking points and the state department's only involvement in the talking points was just changing in the name consulate. let me play this for you in light of the rhodes memo and what it means for you. >> cia drafted these talking points and redrafted these talking points. the fact that there are inputs is always the case in a process like this. but the only edits made by anyone here at the white house were stylistic and nonsubstantive. they corrected the description of the building where the facility in b
FOX News
May 2, 2014 8:00pm PDT
. despite early evidence that in the 2012 attack in benghazi, libya, it was well planned and organized, the obama administration initially blamed it on an anti-muslim video and called it a spontaneous event. this week, new documents reveal ben rhodes tried to re-enforce the video angle with talking points for administration officials that would, quote, underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy. and even with this latest speculation, jay carney is downplaying questions by calling them conspiracy theories and others on the left are piling on. >> diversion subterfuge. benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. why aren't we talking about anything else? what i know of what i have read in the press about those e-mails, were fairly consistent with what was put out there before. i don't think there's anything new there. >> you have to fill the space with something. i have to tell you, benghazi has filled the space way beyond its life. benghazi is a corpse. they tried to arouse it today, and it fell right back down. >> joining us now from new york,
FOX News
May 2, 2014 10:00am PDT
that the white house engaged in hafty spinning after the tragic attack in libya and now we are filling in the details. public interest faded other things came up. donald sterling and the racist rant which we will talk about. and other newer stories crowded out and now there is interest in what the white house did and who knew what and if there was a cover up. >> you mentioned donald sterling and there was media outrage on that story. do you think that forced the commissioner's hand in acting swiftly. >> that and the disgusting remarks. and captured on the the audio tape that made his way talking to his gal pal. and so much media outrage, and also all of the nba legends coming on the air. kareem. and magic and shaq and michael jordan and expressing their criticism and the nba didn't just fine him and suspend him for a year but try to kick him out of the league. >> it despicable and i am glad what happened to him. >> not any sympathy for donald sterling who has not a pollized. >> and outnumbered. i happen you interviewed the ladies on the show. >> i watched it and i would like to try tha
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 3:00am PDT
says it was about the wider middle east and not specifically about libya. >> the e-mail was about protests around the region. if you want to tell me today that the protest and, again -- >> but benghazi was part of it, right? >> right. i want to refer you to the cia talking points on that. most people remember there were demonstrations around the region that were in reaction to what people felt was an offensive video. >> you were being cautious. you're saying there's an investigation there. that's 9/12. why on 9/14 is ben rhodes writing an e-mail saying judgments this was inspired by a video. why wasn't it we don't know. >> do you need a copy of the cia report? >> i've read them. >> it is a cut and paste from the talking points which much to your disappointment turned out to be produced by the cia. >> mark halperin, that's just not true. first of all, here's nancy pelosi. i think she said it best right here when she said benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. >> what i will say is benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. why aren't we talking about something else? whatever was in that -- what i know o
FOX News
May 1, 2014 7:00pm PDT
chief. the people on the ground in libya and they decided to write it out of virginia and on top of that, we have the november 28th, i have tape of jay carney saying no, no, the only change we made was from consulate to diplomatic facility because that was the only thing we had to do. now we know with the speaking e-mail -- hang on, jay the white house was involved in the talking points. >> let me say something else here. there is no explanation legitimate for this. jay carney is lying, not telling the truth when he says this e-mail was not about benghazi because this e-mail became public only because our friends at judicial watch filed a lawsuit asking for documents related to benghazi, the court ordered them to be released and the state department produces this e-mail, which is response to the benghazi attack. so administration can try to change what it means, but the fact is the words speak for themself. that's number one. >> all right. >> number two, lanny, they handled this wrong from the beginning. certainly we knew three days later, obviously, immediately this had nothing to do wi
CNN
May 1, 2014 2:00pm PDT
in libya. u.s. and european officials concerned increasingly moscow might use this as justification for further military action inside ukraine. you see them building this case, this narrative. everybody i've talked to is worried about where it's leading. >> it's a very, very dangerous situation. jim sciutto, thanks very much. remember, always follow us on twitter. just tweet me @wolfblitzer. @cnnsit room. always watch us live. dvr the show so you won't miss a moment. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." now let's step into the "crossfire" with newt gingrich and van jones. >> good to be back, wolf. if it's one thing the american people want is leadership, especially when it comes to keeping our country out of dumb wars. >> unfortunately, van, that's one thing we're not getting from this president. leadership. the debate starts right now. >>> tonight on "crossfire" new chaos in ukraine. threats from vladimir putin. and new concessions from a former president. >> vladimir putin changed. >> on the left, van jones. on the right, newt
CNN
May 1, 2014 1:00pm PDT
attack in benghazi, libya. >> it is disturbing and, perhaps, criminal, that these documents, documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: newly released documents he's referring to, an e-mail from deputy national security adviser ben rhodes, giving what the gop calls political advice to then u.n. ambassador susan rice ahead of her now infamous round of sunday interviews, where she suggested the benghazi attack was spontaneous, sparked by an anti-islam video, not a planned terror attack. rhodes' e-mail urged rice to underscore these protests are not rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. >> this is the closest thing to a smoking gun i've seen. >> reporter: republicans call this proof the white house quashed the real reason for the attack, terrorism, you think that would have contradicted the president's tough on terrorism re-election message. >> this was an e-mail trying to shake the story away from what would have been a damaging admission of failure of foreign policy seven weeks before an electi
FOX News
May 1, 2014 12:00pm PDT
happened september 11, 2012, killing four americans including the ambassador to libya. some republicans accuse the white house of covering up the attackers' true motives. the white house denies that and says the controversy is political, part of a bogus conspiracy theory. we have live team fox coverage. ed henry at the white house, where he had an intense exchange with press secretary jay carney. but first, let's get to catherine herridge with more on the hearing in congress. >> the retired general tetched that seven hours into the attack on september 11, 2012, they knew at the command center in germany it was direct assault and not connected to a protest or a video. >> it was mayoral on in -- early on in the earning. >> before 3:15 in the morning. >> absolutely. we were -- absolutely. we -- i would have to say probably dismiss that notion by then, by working with other sources. >> and by 3:15, local time, in the morning, on september 12th , 2012, sean smith was already dead, ambassador stevens was missing, and two hours latary mortar attack would kill the former navy seals. level testi
FOX News
May 1, 2014 11:00am PDT
up military intelligence there in libya for the united states military, and he said, no, we knew right away that it was al qaeda. i asked him if al qaeda was on the run or were they growing and expanding? they were growing and expanding. >> there's another scandal i know you're intimately aware of. on the show the other day, you spilled the beans that maybe leader eric cantor would announce a contempt resolution for lois lerner. that it would come next week. now the official word has come from cantor. what are we to make of what will happen next week? >> they're going to have a drama. we'll have some debate on the floor of the house about this. then we'll get the vote. it will be very interesting to see what the democrats do on this. do we or do we not want the truth? are we or are we not going to try to get that truth? that's what's going to play out next week. it will happen with a floor vote and then there are a variety of options the house will have. >> congressman, thanks for your time. >>> fox news delving deeper into the newly released e-mails about benghazi and the admini
FOX News
May 1, 2014 10:00am PDT
it was a protest as early as 3:15 in the morning september 12th. this goes along with the cstation chief in libya told the cheadquarters it was a terror attacks and why the cia top officials. deputy director morel would be writing a talking point that said it was a spontaneous protest. you had military and cia officials saying it was an attack and not a protest. >> clearly the obama administration and hillary clinton campaign if there is such a thing, would like the store tore to go away. jay carney's exasperation every time a question of benghazi comes, it shoes. he tries to suggest that it is dealt with can old news. why is the story not going away? >> well, there are new facts and the old questions don't get answered. a scandal only continues if there are new fact ands there is significance to the ben rhed ones talking points that he wrote for a prep session perfect susan rice came on fox news sunday and other shoes. thesis are talking poips. and no question about it. referring five times directly to the video. the video that sparked the protest in a number of the places. he asked a specific q
FOX News
May 1, 2014 8:00am PDT
had without it. >> without it. when did africom start becoming aware of political turmoil in libya? >> well, libya, libya was a country was that we watched, i'm speaking from a j-2 perspective we kept tabs on al the countries there. in the arab spring we knew there could be other effects going across that area. there were really things that we watched were ct oriented and other things that were more broadly, politically affecting and that began to happen. >> when you began monitoring it, when was that? >> that would be in the early 2011 time frame. >> did africom have any role in the decision-making process to intervene in libya and what type of role? >> i'm sorry, sir, would you please repeat? >> did africom have any role in the decision-making process, the direct decision-making process to intervene into libya and what was that role? >> that would be more at the commanders, combatant commanders level than my own. i wouldn't have that information. >> what was africom's role during odyssey dawn? >> the role was to work with other allied partners to the u.n. resolution taking effect
FOX News
May 1, 2014 3:00am PDT
, on what happened over in libya, in benghazi on that night where four brave americans died. well, now we know that there was a coverup as well because they had redacted, they crossed out all the stuff. then finally we got to see it. yesterday the white house press corps had it up to here. they realized they had been lied to for over a year and it even came down to where jay carney, who apparently is not paid enough because he tries to do a good job for the administration, he said that the benghazi memo that they prepared for susan rice before she went out on the sundayç shows, it wasn't about benghazi, even though at the top of it it said "benghazi." here's jonathan carl. >> you knew full well what susan rice primarily was going to be asked about was the attack, terrorist attack on a u.s. consolate. ambassador rice went on those shows and said the attack in benghazi was rooted in protests over an internet video. we now know that was not true. >> i would point you to what mike morrell said repeatedly in testimony about the?x(áqpáion of the talking points. >> morrell said last month, w
FOX News
Apr 30, 2014 3:00am PDT
. double whammy for the president. he had a military action in libya, would thank would show chaos resulted and show terrorists are acting against and killing americans and he says al-qaeda is on the up and bin laden is done. he also said let's reinforce the president's strength on challenges. this is saturday night, everybody important in the administration is cced on this. senator kelly ayotte, who has been all over it, she said this about what this all means. >> we always said r did the video reference come from? now we know it came from the white house. the president is claiming he had been a good foreign policy president, that he had al-qaeda on the run. the other thing in this set of e-mail here that's very troubling is this reference to make sure you mention that al-qaeda has been destroyed. then you saw ambassador rice on every single sunday show saying al-qaeda has been decimated. >> so that e-mail was from ben rhodes who was the deputy national security advisor and maybe -- if you're going think, if it's not the white house trying to be political, which is it clearly looks like w
FOX News
Apr 29, 2014 3:00pm PDT
, u.s. personnel on the ground in libya were reporting a terrorist assault. in a recent interview, rice said she has no regrets about her appearances on the sunday news show. >> that information turned out in some respects not to be 1en 00% correct but the notion that somehow i or anybody else in the administration misled the american people is false and i think that's been amply demonstrated. >> a national security council spokesperson down played the email. the content reflects what the administration was saying at the time and what we understood to be the facts at the time. the administration's statement did not address fox's principal questions did white house personnel specifically brief rice before the sunday talk shows. >> and all of your research begs the question now what else is there that we don't know and we haven't seen? >> one of the allegations we heard today is that these documents were provided to one of the oversight committees on capitol hill but they were so fully redacted, they couldn't tell what the message was in those emails. it took the courts in a federal
FOX News
Apr 29, 2014 8:00am PDT
into what went wrong in benghazi, libya. you'll remember four americans were killed in a terror attack there in september of 2012. september 11 to be exact, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. chief intelligence correspondent is live in washington with the breaking details. katherine? >> thank you, jon. good morning. new benghazi documents released through a freedom of information act lawsuit lead directly to the white house and suggest the senior adviser to president obama played essential rule, susan rice, for her controversial sunday show appearances where she wrongly blamed an internet video for the terrorist attack. among the more than 100 pages of documents released through judicial watch is a september 14, 2012 email from ben, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. this email with the subject line prep call with susan states that one of the goals for her national tv appearances was, quote, to underscore that these protests are in the internet video and not a broader failure of policy. the email wa
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